24:3 187. THE BATTLE OF P Oainaraja started frooj Vidyauagura and led an invasion against the Mivbamrnadar.s, v.hen a gr^at battle took place in the month 01 Maglia of that Raktaksi year* between his troops and those of tlis MT.r.itnunaua:is. Being unable to withstand the attach uf rlie Itaya's ar.T.y, Ike iLiLammadan army lied in co:,iii«-io:i Thei.. K;it':].:i s-aha or Golkonda, and 2sizam Saha who was called Binary P5d-.>aha o_ Alisnadna^ara, both these kings led an attack: but K-i-.ig- nr.fj.Lle to resist (tlie enemy taey tied. Finding* t"Lat it "vsus impossible to defeat the Rayu's urmy. tlu-y t»iok c.^'iii^el t -^tlier, ai;d arrived at the concliiPioii vliat it w./?« Vi"t ^o*«:Vx£ to ^"h: victory without having r«co'ir«^ t»j some irick. Thca tacy opened negotiations with Alii A'liila PSilusaha who was out of tlie principal servants of the Baya. They excited his ieelLigg by making ait appeal to his racLJ love ; a.id iiidi.iced liim to take an oath on his faith, God, and sword that he would keep their pact a secret. Tliey also exacted a promise from him that he woold convert his words into action. The X.nubu bahn of (.-rolkouds, a;id Baairy Nizam iSahit of" Ahuiadi'.it^ur, Iiii-.-i .g tLus bro*:>rlit Adnl^ ^ahu to their side, piU the Rayu 1:9^1 plit^Iy •:»!? b.;j4 guard by deiibe. tiicly spread- ing a ialse rniii nr tiiat tiicy v/-jr< liesiruus ui cusicludiug a peace. They inspired coirideuctj in tiie niind ui the Raya, and made him forget his danger. They found an opportunity to put their pla:* into action by the tricks of Alii Adula, Sfihtt of Vijapnra, and having joined together, they made a treacherous attack upon Ramaraja, and captured him at a place called Rakkasa-Dai^gadi in the luhida (^atxa) o$ the month of llagha of the year Ruktliksi of S, S. 14:37. Having beheaded him, they »ant his head tj KasT, and became independent masters of their respective kingdoms. The kingdom of Rayas bruke, and the city of Vidyauagara fell iato KarEya^appa oi1 the Sn;aU Treasury who was Hit of the treasury of the palace beiug unable to remain ii , P.